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I ask way too many questions of my friends, family, and people in my general vicinity so I thought I'd take it to the next level and unintentionally harass people online.


Feb
8
awarded  Yearling
Feb
8
asked Where to find drawer box components?
Jan
26
asked How robust is ceramic tile paint?
Jan
11
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
2
accepted How should I go about fixing a holey laundry room?
Oct
31
comment How should I go about fixing a holey laundry room?
I hadn't thought of the humid air going into the crawl space! What if I were to close off that intake vent and just rely on the others around my foundation? Would you still favor the roof vent?
Oct
31
comment How should I go about fixing a holey laundry room?
Its a protective cover for the crawl space. I presume it is for crawl space ventilation and to also block rodents. The vent itself has a flap which I think would deter them as well.
Oct
31
asked How should I go about fixing a holey laundry room?
Jul
10
accepted How do I get to the wall cavity above a double floor joist from below?
Jul
10
comment How do I get to the wall cavity above a double floor joist from below?
Dang it, okay. Thanks for your insight!
Jul
10
comment How do I get to the wall cavity above a double floor joist from below?
shirlock: Originally, outlet wiring in those rooms went through the fixture wiring and came from the attic. I didn't like that so was going to come from the crawl space for the outlets.
Jul
10
asked How do I get to the wall cavity above a double floor joist from below?
Jul
3
comment Can I (and should I) remove old unused electrical wiring?
:) I did drop a pretty good paint scraper back there once. Oh well.
Jul
1
asked Can I (and should I) remove old unused electrical wiring?
Jun
25
awarded  Editor
Jun
25
revised What should I do about this fixture brace?
status update
Jun
5
accepted What should I do about this fixture brace?
Jun
5
comment What should I do about this fixture brace?
I think I'll go with your first suggestion since it wouldn't require any drywall work. See my response to B Mitch. :)
Jun
5
comment What should I do about this fixture brace?
I actually hate installing drywall patches. I'm terrible at taping and feathering and all that, plus the surface of the ceiling has some texture to it which I'd just mess up. But thanks for the suggestion!
Jun
5
comment What should I do about this fixture brace?
I have a Roto-Zip from a previous home project. I was hoping I wouldn't have to go that route but I suppose it makes sense. The fan mfr suggests a 4" x 2 1/8" deep box. I had planned on fastening a box to a 2"x4" and then screwing the board between the joists. Like link The ceiling actually isn't drywall. Its an older kind of plasterboard that's a bit harder than drywall. It also has some sort of metal lath inside. When I used my roto-zip to carve out space for a medicine cabinet it would sometimes generate sparks.